Project ECHO

What is Project ECHO?


Back at Noon (CST) and 11 a.m. (MST)

We have moved the day and time of our Pain and Substance Use Disorder ECHO back to its original time.

Our ECHO will now be on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday of the month from 12-1 PM Central time/11-12 AM Mountain time.

We have developed new topics and new speakers to mix it up and think that you will find it informative and engaging.

We provide free continuing education hours and for prescribers, attendance will count for the required hours needed to maintain licensure in Nebraska.

Please plan to join us and spread the word!

Learn from Substance Use Disorder Experts!

What: ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an opportunity for providers across the state to get specialist knowledge, clinical advice, and recommendations from substance use and pain management specialists in a virtual learning network.

When: 12-1 p.m. Mountain/1-2 p.m. Central typically the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month via Zoom.

Who should participate: Our target audience continues to be all health care providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, licensed mental health therapists, social workers, and licensed alcohol and drug counselors) in the state who treat patients that have pain and/or substance use disorders, involving opioids primarily.

How it works:

2021-22 Project ECHO Flier with Dates

More about ECHO: ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect addiction and pain management specialists with providers to discuss de-identified cases related to substance use disorders. Each ECHO call consists of a brief didactic presentation followed by a clinical case discussion from a provider and recommendations from the team for treatment.

Registration for each session generally ends four days before the call takes place. Register early and avoid the last-minute rush!

For more information, visit

View this Project ECHO video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Project ECHO sessions in Albuquerque, NM.

Clinical Goals/Objectives


Joint Accreditation Provider JPEG

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this interactive live activity receive 1.0 continuing education credit. Social work level of content: Intermediate

This activity meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors (LADC).

Project ECHO Expert Panel

Aaron Barnes

Aaron Barnes
Addiction Recovery Coach, Personal Trainer,


Janet Bernard, MD
Family Physician,
North Platte

Dr. Christine Chasek

Christine Chasek, MD
Chair/Assoc. Professor
Counseling Department
Associate Workforce Director, BHECN

Emily Hensley, PMHNP

Emily Hensley, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,

Ali Krause, RN, BSN

Ali Krause, RN, BSN
Addictions/IOP Nurse
UNMC, Omaha

John Massey, MD

John Massey, MD
Pain Medicine Specialist,

Cindy Schreiber, LICSW, PLADC

Cindy Schreiber, LICSW, PLADC
Clinical Therapist,

Todd Stull, MD

Todd Stull, MD
Addiction Psychiatrist,

Ken Zoucha, MD

Ken Zoucha, MD
Assistant Professor, UNMC
Addiction Medicine Specialist